Canon PowerShot S90 Review
Sporting a sophisticated design and list of features, the S90 is truly a compact powerhouse. With the same "high sensitivity" 10-megapixel sensor found on the G11, along with a fast F2.0 3.8x optical zoom lens, high resolution 3.0-inch LCD display, versatile ISO range, and Canon's legendary OIS system, the S90 is likely the most well equipped ultra-compact camera on the market today for under $400.
Powershot S90 Features:
- High sensitivity 10-megapixel CCD imager for up to 3648x2736 pixel images
- Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor
- 3.8x optical zoom covers 28-105mm with a maximum aperture of f/2.0 at wide anlge
- Lens-Shift type optical image stabilization system
- 3.0-inch "Pure Color" LCD with 461k pixels, brightness adjustment and 100% frame coverage
- Advanced TTL AiAF 9-point autofocus system
- RAW image capture (RAW+JPEG also available)
- Low-light focus assist illuminator
- Intelligent Auto, Program AE, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, and Custom exposure modes
- 18 Pre-programmed creative scene modes for specific shooting situations
- Movie mode w/sound at resolutions of 640x480 or 320x240 (30fps), length limited to memory capacity (4GB clip size max.)
- 0.9fps burst capture of Large/Fine images
- Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB and Face Detect Self-timer mode
- Evaluative, Center-weighted or Spot metering options (fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)
- Stitch Assist mode for perfect panoramas
- Exposure compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments
- White Balance: Auto, 7 presets and two Custom settings
- Orientation sensor that automatically detects vertical or horizontal shooting
- Auto pop-up flash unit, is hidden inside the body when not in use.
- Flash output compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments
- Shutter speeds of 15 seconds to 1/1600 second
- Selectable ISO settings from 80 to 3200, in 1/3EV steps
- Low Light mode boasts ISO speeds up to 12,800 (all photos captured in this mode are only 2.5-megapixels)
- Built-in microphone and speaker
- Li-ion power source
- Direct print and PictBridge Compatible
- USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity for PC and Mac
- SDHC/SD/MMC/MMC Plus compatibility
- HDMI ouput to HDTV sets
The Canon PowerShot S90 is available now for estimated selling price of US$399.99.
The S90 camera kit includes:
- NB-6L Battery Pack
- Battery Charger CB-2LY
- Wrist Strap WS-DC9
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- User's Manual
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